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Nov 6, 2012 4:30pm PST
. with the presidential race down to the wire, i'm reporting tonight from a polling place in the swing state of florida, where it's the economy and healthcare bringing out voters. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. we'll also hear from voters in virginia, wisconsin and new jersey. but whoever wins the white house, he will need to solve one of the biggest problems facing the country, the fiscal cliff. we'll have all that and more tonight on nbr! election day is finally here, and americans across the country stood in long lines to vote for the next president of the united states. on wall street, stocks rallied ahead of the election results. there were no big headlines for investors to react to, but the presidential election is expected to lift a cloud of uncertainty that has been weighing on investors. by the close, the dow surged 133 points, the nasdaq rose 12, and the s&p added 11 pois. polls show that president obama and governor romney are in a tight race. ultimately, voters in a few key states will have the final say on who wins the white house. florida is one of those important battleground states. tom is
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Nov 21, 2012 4:30pm PST
in shopping mall parking lots. these tents are pitched outside a best buy in tampa, florida, where shoppers are hoping to get the early-bird holiday specials. with big retail chains opening their doors for black friday, on thursday night, there are complaints about companies putting commerce ahead of family time. walmart has been threatened with protests by its employees. the company filed a complaint with the national labor relations board hoping to stop the demonstrations, but the board won't rule on it before tomorrow. diane eastabrook looks at the personal price of thanksgiving day store hours. >> reporter: this is the calm before the storm at a chicago toys r us. manager danny soro thinks up to 10,000 shoppers will descend on the store when it opens thanksgiving evening, forcing his 300 employees to cut short their holiday. >> we open at 8:00 and we're expecting lines to start from 5 pm to go pretty much throughout the plaza. >> reporter: walmart, kmart, and sears are also opening tomorrow at 8pm; target's opening at 9:00pm. and while opening on turkey day is expected to mean big busin
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
, david? >> florida and virginia right now. you want-- >> ifill: do you have a white board? >> i wish i did. i'm not that spiffy. we talked a lot about ohio. but to get to ohio mitt romney has to hurdle florida and virginia. and we've really got no real information but little whiffes of information, looking pret competitive in both places. so the romney people should be looking nervously at both those states. >> woodruff: why do you say that, because they thought they would be doing better? >> because of who is come out to vote, the exit polls. they looked close in those state and romney really has to win those. >> ifill: what information are you picking up? >> i'm always fasinated by david's whiffs, and i think virginia is interesting because they had to extend the voting hours in virginia, from normal closing. >> woodruff: based on long-- >> long lines that people were in lines, which i think-- democrats are always cheered by larger turnout. that's a rule of thumb. >> ifill: we just heard in virginia they had to keep the polls open or won't-- they won't report results until 8:00, even
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Nov 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
press still hasn't called a winner in florida. why not? and why were the lines so long at some polling places across the country? ray suarez gets some answers. >> brown: john merrow tells the story of pediatricians with a new prescription: books to build better brains. >> there's solid research that shows that just that intervention of handing a family a book, giving them a couple of age-appropriate pieces of advice about how to read with their kid and just encouraging reading, they-- those kids will do better in school. >> woodruff: and from politics here to the power shift in china. margaret warner looks at the communist party congress charged with unveiling that country's new leadership. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations
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Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
that greeted the governor at this early morning rally in sanford, florida. >> look, we have one job left. that's to make sure that on election day we make certain that everybody who is qualified to vote gets out to vote. we need every single vote in florida. ( cheers and applause ) >> warner: romney said esday will prove a turning point for the country. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. >> warner: after florida he made two stops in virginia. lynchburg in the center of the state >> perhaps some of your family and friends have not yet made up their mind who they're going to vote for. so ask them to look beyond the speeches and the ads and all the attacks because talk is cheap. ask them to look at the record. a record is real and it's earned with real effort. the president promised change but change can't be measured in speeches. it's measured in achievement. >> warner: in fairfax an independent voter rich suburb of washington d.c. >> so many of you look at the big debates in this country not
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in florida. the g.o.p. presidential nominee also mentioned the ongoing recovery in the northeast. >> this is... this is quite a time for the country, as you know. we're... we're going through trauma in a major part of the country, a kind of trauma you've experienced here in florida more than once. and... a it's interesting to see how people come together in a circumstance like this. we've seen folks from all over the country step forward and... and offer contributions. >> woodruff: bumps in the recovery were evident in new york city late today, where the public, bellevue hospital , started evacuating about 500 patients because of deteriorating conditions. >> ifill: and for more on fill a short time ago vernor cmo said laguaia area will open for flights tomorrow morning. today's developments, we're joined again tonight by warren levinson of the associated press. he's been making his way around new york city today, and is just back from a trip to the evacuated bellevue hospital. warren, what do we know about why they decided to send patients away? >> well, we're not getting a lot of informatio
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
the summer. >> rose: let me ask about florida, john harris, and pennsylvania. >> it looks like florida is most likely in romney's camp. not certain. it seems to me that if obama wins florida he's going to win a bunch of other states and we'll have a map that looks more like 2008 than we've been thinking this last month or so where hi would win most of the state he is won in 2008 minus north carolina and indiana. that's an early night for us all. althoughs pennsylvania better than i do. i don't think it's been awe thenltally in play. i think there was a series of head fakes going on but that's never been a central battground. >> rose: mark? >> well, they're winning pennsylvania because this is the first campaign where no one has to make choices about money because they have enough to spend and they had extra money and there wasn't any other place to put and the public polls make it clear it's closer. the president will win by a more narrow margin than four years ago. i think that the -- i agree with matthew the fundamentals matter most of all. ohio is a tricky place, though, because whi
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30pm PST
with the c.e.o. of florida-based bank united. >> tom: that and more tonight on nbr! $4.5 billion and guilty pleas to charges of manslaughter and lying to congress. that was the admission today from b.p. two and a half years after the "deepwater horizon" disaster in the gulf of mexico. that disaster killed 11 people and led to the worst oil spill in u.s. history. inits guilty ple b.p. saidt deeply regrets the loss of life and almost five million barrels of oil that into the gulf. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: justice department officials hope today's settlement and criminal pleas will bring justice to the families of the men who died when the "deepwater horizon" exploded. >> perhaps the greatest tragedy is that the deaths of the 11 men on board the "deepwater horizon" could have been avoided. the explosion of the rig was a disaster that resulted from b.p.'s culture of privileging profit over prudence. >> reporter: b.p. has agreed to plead guilty to 11 counts of felony manslaughter and one felony count of lying to congress. in addition, two b.p. supervisors on the deepwater rig have been
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Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
this message. >> woodruff: but the romney campaign also began airing a spanish-language ad in florida tying obama to latin american dictators hugo chavez and fidel castro. >> we are amera's men. >> woodruff: and american future fund, a super pac supporting romney is running ads targeting women in michigan and pennsylvania, states considered safely democratic. as you can see on the "newshour's" vote 2012 map center" there are seven states currently considered by the associated press to be true toss ups: nevada, colorado, iowa, ohio, virginia, florida and new hampshire. it shows each candidate's quickest potential path to 270 electoral votes. including one scenario giving president obama a path to victy, nnng nevada a ohio, to get to 277 electoral votes. for mitt romney the path could also lead through ohio, and blanketing the south, to get to 281 in a different scenario. and there are also several potentials for a tie. this one shows the president losing nevada but winning ohio, to get to 269 for both candidates. and late today, the "newshour" got word that romney will make a last-minute sto
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Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
sancrattis, on of hundreds of florida power and light employees who'd brought their expertise in post- hurricane cleanup up the east coast as the storm approached. he and his crew were working on one of those smaller jobs in south orange, where a utility pole had snapped in half and plunged more than a dozen homes into darkness. >> access to these lines is quite difficult, cutting through people's back yarsd. you pli come in one and you have to cross four other yards to get to the job site. >> reporter: workers had to start by clearing away tree growth, then driving in specialized equipment, and dragging a brand-new, one-ton utility pole up from the street. next, they had to remove the stump of the old pole, enlarge the hole in the ground, and erect the new pole. and even then, they had hours more work left to do, transferring the tangle of wires from the broken pole to the new one. the florida workers weren't the only out-of-staters who'd come to help new jersey's utility make storm repairs. utility companies have a mutual- assistance pact, which has in the past drawn employees of ne
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Nov 11, 2012 8:30am PST
for slavery in agriculture is really south florida. but it also happens in california and other places. but there you have work crew after work crew after work crew being pushed around in these old school buses. some of the bosses pay them very poorly and beat them up, but they're not slaves. some of the bosses take total control of their lives, use violence to maintain it, and pay them nothing, and don't let them walk away. >> hinojosa: so how is a good samaritan a good citizen? what are they supposed to do in that sittion i mean, do they go and they say to the employers, "i want to..." i mean, what does one do? >> hinojosa: i mean, the good news is that there's a great organization in south florida. a lot of the people who work in that organization have been in slavery and agriculture, and so they're going out into the fields, infiltrating and saying, "what's it like with you guys?" >> hinojosa: and that's the immokalee workers? >> yeah, the immokalee workers coalition. and they're fantastic. but us, what can we do? we can say to taco bell and all the other big retailers that use veg
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Nov 20, 2012 4:30pm PST
to be with you. >> tom: tomorrow on nbr, we talk health care reform with florida's largest health insurer. the chairman and c.e.o. of florida blue, patrick geraghty, joins us. and how's business at 35,000 feet? an update on the nation's airlines as the busy holiday travel season heats up. >> susie: we know these are tough times for businesses to get loans. it's even harder for non- profits. last night, we told you how individual investors are helping to finance local organizations with community investment notes. tonight, diane eastabrook shows us how this investment is creating jobs in one of chicago's poorest neighborhoods. >> reporter: this looks like an ordinary store on the outside, but inside, it's something else. the nonprofit stewards market is three businesses in one. there's king lizzy, a boutique specializing in urban t-shirts, hats, and custom-painted sneakers; a recording studio for budding hip-hop artists; and a business that washes and refills soap and shampoo bottles for hotels. all three provide jobs for at- risk teens and young adults like shevelle walton. >> i was looki
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in north carolina and florida, and on the early vote he's doing well in those states, doing well in colorado. but the president is doing well in iowa an nevada with the early vote which tells us a little bit how this thing is starting to break. >> we close this evening with this qstio what is the impact of the digital revolution on books, writers and publishing. joining me ken auletta, tim o reilly, jonathan safran foer an jane frieman. >> i like the idea of ebooks how they can democratize books. ma what i am afraid of is on platforms that have distracks an are inherently fast makes it harder to make books books. >> it is so important to have historical perspective. you know what we consider theook toy is a relatively recent historical phenomenon. i totally disagree that homer would recognize the book. you know actually we probably more recognize the ebook. >> rose: hurricane sandy, politics and publishing when we continue. >> funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
votes-- 33 more than needed. he also was running ahead in florida, for another 29 electoral votes, but the state had not yet been called after long lines on tuesday held up the count. the president built his victory over mitt romney on a series of wins in battleground states, for 332 electoral votes-- 62 more than needed. that total included florida's 29 electoral votes, which were romney won white voters, but their share of the electorate was down slightly from 2008. mr. obama overwhelmingly captured black and latino voters. last night, he sought to appeal to both sides of the political divide. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. wih your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do, and the future that lies ahead. ( applause ) >> reporter: as a first step, the president telephoned congressional leaders today to talk about priorities for the rest of the year. he also said he hopes to talk to romney in the da
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Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
.b.i. invtigaon prompted b 37-year-old jill kelly of tampa, florida. a friend of the petraeus family. the general's former associates insist there was no romantic involvement between them. even so according to news accounts, kelly began getting threatening emails from broadwell. the f.b.i. started investigating last summer and turned up evidence of the petraeus-broadwell affair. that in turn raised questions of a possible security breach. intelligence officials say the justice department informed national intelligence director james clapper last week on election day. he then telephoned petraeus and asked him to resign. on thursday, the general went to the white house to meet with president obama and his formal resignation followed on friday. since then, key members of congress have complained that they should have been notified much earlier that something was up. senate intelligence committee chair democrat dianne feinstein appeared on fox news yesterday. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. the way i found out, i came back to washington thursday night. friday morning,
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Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
.b.i. agent in florida who lives in tampa and was friendly with e oer wan involved in all this called dave rickard, a former sheriff and member of congress from washington state who called eric cantor, then this was a highly irregular process. going to jim clapper when the f.b.i. did on election day i don't quite understand that either. at this point, i feel strongly as dianne feinstein does that her committee has to right to understand what the process was, whether it complied with f.b.i. procedure. i think some pieces of this didn't. >> ifill: you mentioned... and to lenll the material. as i said before though, gwen, congress is typically not advised. i don't see why the intelligence committees would be advised. >> ifill: but you mentioned the election day notification, jane harman. are you worried at all that there may be the appearance of a political taint here? >> well, it was election day. i somehow think there may be the appearance of it. but i don't think that was anybody's intention. i think this was... i think congress should get to the bottom of it. if ere are investigations tha
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Nov 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
sides. >> brown: then, two weeks after the vote, a florida congressional race is resolved. we update the post-election changes in the house of representatives. >> woodruff: would building walls protect cities like new york from flooding after major storms? hari sreenivasan examines that as part of our "coping with climate change" series. >> as people continue to clean up from hurricane sandy, we look at what it could take to keep this damage from happening again. >> brown: ray suarez updates the health care reform law, as the obama administration issues new rules governing what insurers must cover. >> woodruff: and we close under the bright lights of high school football, where a trail-blazing coach puts her players' studies ahead of practice. >> you won't be playing football. we like to think we have a lot of life to live so you will too and you need to prepare for that. football is kind of just icing on the >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
an audience in florida that obama had failed to deliver on promises to reduce the economic burden on americans. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. >> the latest poll from abc news and the washington post suggests 50% of likely voters will cast their ballots for obama. 47% for romney. polls indicate a close race in eight states. some suggest the candidates are running even. others give obama a narrow lead. >> the economy is what i think is numbe one. >> health care. >> new jobs. >> investors around the world are also closely following the u.s. election. >> a lot of focus on the u.s. election here in japan but investors are looking at the earnings reports coming out of japanese companies this week. let's start by taking a look at stocks here in tokyo. they are trading lower on tuesday morning as investors hold pack from active trading ahead of the presidential election. the nikkei is at 8,970 that's down about 37 points from monday's close. as i said many investors are keeping an eye on upcomi
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am PST
in florida. and there was some affidavit testimony from a neurologist who said that he had a lot of patients with epilepsy who were on brand named drugs forced to switch to generics and had seizures when they had been seizure free for years t may be the individual patient who can't tolerate perhaps the finding agent in the generics or something in the generics. and for these folks, when they can't get active to the brand name drug, they have a hard time. >> have you heard of a doctor who took a brand name drug when off pattent and he tweak today? i believe the drug was called, i show here abrexaine. and he tweak today so taxol was the generic, its active ingredient was coated and easier to take and avoid an allergic andraection potential side affects from taxol. he then took that tweaked drug and instead of making it a generic which was his rbleginal intention. made himself annted it and enormous amount of money. >> i think that's not the only example. i think that there are several examples where there have been tweaking of drugs so that they become a new brand name drug and inessinence a w
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Nov 11, 2012 12:30pm PST
widows i had never seen -- >> in dc. >> in d.c. >> in florida, where we think there was a voter suppression effort, the african-american vote went from 11% to 15%. >> mark? >> two point. not to tap dance on mitt romney's campaign, but what was the bold idea of the romney campaign that would survive his candidacy? barry goldwater energize the thousands of people. he gave his party and new direction. george mcgovern did that. but i just do not think there was. once you do not have a bold idea, the candidacy is in peril. >> governor romney survived several primaries, tough debates to get the nomination. there is a lot of seond- essi. i know, he wrote about it today. >> he introduced to the nation this idea of a more strict constitutional conservatism. however, i do not think they ought to go around complaining about choice of candidates. they threw away senate seats that were absolutely slam-dunk republican in indiana and missouri, and the last cycle they throw away a slam dunk republican seats in maryland, colorado, and nevada. so, the left and the right of the party and all of it
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Nov 18, 2012 12:30pm PST
harvard, also of west point grad -- decides allegedly to send a threatening e-mails to a woman in florida coup may also be going after general petraeus. she sends these also through a gmail account. shocked to think they got caught. this is doumb and dumber. >> colby, you have military and national security experience. your thoughts on this? >> war is hell and it has taken its toll on our top generals. nothing general petraeus has done detracts from his record. what happened is extremely confusing. the investigation done by the fbi, but they determined there was no question of loyalty, no national security compromise. they stop. there is another aspect of this thing, suitability for conduct. you can be a patriot, but if you are habitually to excess, that, a problem with the access to classified material. the justice department with all that i don't know why they did it. >> margaret? >> these things are done clandestinely until they are not. love is fleeting, gmamiil isn't. we are addicted to e-mail and we put things in it we don't want to be seen, but we hold the cia director to a higher
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Nov 19, 2012 9:00pm PST
. >> if there was even a short-lived airline in florida, i read about, that offered five-star evacuation service in the events of hurricane. >> yea, after hurricane katrina a company in florida saw a market opportunity and they decided to offer a charter airline that would turn your hurricane into a luxury vacation. that was actually the slogan. they would let you know a hurricane was headed to your area. they would pick you up in a limousine and drive you to the airport and they would make you five-star hotel reservations at the destination of your choice. why does a hurricane have to be bad news, after all? >> this kind of privatization is what you wrote about in shock doctrine, that privatization of resources, mopolization of resources by the rich in times of crisis further divides us as a society. >> exactly. one of the things about deregulated capitalism is that it is a crisis-creation machine. you take away the rules and you'll have serial crises, and there will be economic crises, booms and busts or there will be ecological crises. you're going to have both. you're just going have shock a
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Nov 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
for extensive communications with a tampa, florida woman. allen has denied wrongdoing. defense secretary leon panetta said today no other senior military officials appear to be involved. he spoke during a trip to thailand. >> i'm not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. obviously as this matter continues to be investigated both on capitol hill and by the inspector general, i'm sure we'll have to wait and see what additional factors are brought to our attention. >> holman: panetta now has ordered an ethics review for military officers. he said he's asked the joint chiefs of staff to re-examine the training of senior commanders, to avoid similar incidents in the future. the 17-member nations of the eurozone have fallen back into recession for the first time in three years. from july to september the eurozone's economy contracted by a tenth of a percent. that was the second straight quarter of negative growth-- the technical definition of a recession. the netherlands saw its economy shrink the most by a dramatic 1.1%. on wall street today, stocks were dow
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Nov 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
states, ohio, florida, virginia, and pennsylvania. obama lost by a slim margin among the voters 30 and older. he would not have carried those ates. but for the strong support, 60% or more among younger voters in those states. and i think even more importantly, he had the turnout among young voters and he didn't even lose in the margin in some of those key states, in virginia, ohio, and florida he won by the same margin among young people that he did four years ago. while slipping a bit nationwide, he kept the energy and kept the support among young voters where it counted. >> suarez: when we try to slice and dice the electorate, is there really a youth vote? every youth is something else? they come from their region, come from their state, educate or not, high income, low income. is a youth voter more like another youth voters than other catholics, other southerners? >> it's true. this is a diverse generation. baby boomers were characterized as something. they're very diverse. all the generations have differences, but this generation really has a character that showed up early on,
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Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
diego is in the east and south florida and central florida are also up in the east. yes. it makes no sense at all. and, by the way, the big ten has 14 teams now. >> jeff: (laughs) i was going to say map makers have to get to work but so do mathematicians. john feinstein, thank you so much. >> thank you, jeff. >> suarez: again, the major developments of the day: internet and cell phone service was down in syria, and there was fighting near the airport in damascus, as rebels battled government forces. democrats and republicans accused each other of refusing to talk specifics about how to avoid the fiscal cliff. house speaker john boehner said there's been no progress in the last two weeks. and the u.n. general assembly voted to recognize palestine as a non-member observer state. the u.s. was one of only nine states voting no. and, you've heard the term "glacial pace"? not exactly, says one director who's scaled enough ice, to know better. hari sreenivasan has more. >> sreenivasan: filmmaker james balog spent years documenting dramatic changes in arctic glaciers. i talked with him ab
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30pm PDT
, executive chairman of next-era energy, the parent company of florida power and light. here's more of that conversation, beginning with the cost of the repair jobs for power companies in the northeast. >> well, this repair job is going to cost a hugamount of money. i don't think anybody can truly estimate what the cost is going to be. but it will be a lot of money. when we had hurricane wilma it cost us over a half a billion dollars. and this storm is much more extensive than-- expensive than that. the good news is the utilities have the balance sheets and the financial wherewithal to foot the bill. and you know, their vendors aren't going to be sending them bills for quite some time. so they will get the equipment. they will get everything they nd cause t vendors know they will get paid. >> could this wind up as a rate increase in the months or years ahead as they try to pay for some of the storm damage can. they go back to their rates in those states. >> typically in a storm of this sort utilities do go back to their rate commissions. and seek what we call cost recovery. every st
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Nov 3, 2012 11:30am PDT
was volunteering for obama in florida he said it's unbelievable he says very little activity on the romney side. even media are all reporting -- >> let me get -- i think that is clearly true. but let me give a little word of caution on that. look who republicans are. they are essentially middle and upper middle class white people who come out to the polls. look who our base is. typically people who need government most have worst turn out records by virtue of income and education. no matter what the election if they want to win. >> i want to consider -- they talk in terms -- we talked about this before the taping but they talk in terms of the ground game with democrats of this point, more offices, more personnel just having much -- >> like the -- >> republicans are spending their money on tv ads and democrats are spending on the ground game which democrats have decided this election is more important. i wonder if the republicans need as big a ground game because they have the churches. they have the pastors at the mega churches all over this country telling their parishioners, their members to
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Nov 4, 2012 10:00am PST
, and that could be especially important in battleground states such as ohio, pennsylvania and florida. while much of the focus has been on the economy, green says here at the end of the campaign, other social issues may play an important role. >> there's some strong incentives for the parties to reach out for secondary issues. issues like women's rights, religious liberty, the environment, foreign policy. because if voters are evenly divided on their most salient issue, the economy, they're going to make their decision perhaps on some of these secondary issues. issues that they don't regard as the most important, but they might not be able to choose between governor romney and president obama on something like unemployment, so some of these other issues may matter. >> both candidates have attempted to apply moral and religious language to their economic policies. >> i think it's, frankly, not moral for my generation to keep spending massively more than we take in, knowing those burdens are going to be passed on to the next generation and they're going to be paying the interest and the principal a
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Nov 27, 2012 4:30pm PST
of farming. >> it's an asset that they fly over to florida or drive through to visit grandma. they're not used to thinking of it in terms of an investment. >> reporter: brorson says mesirow's funds have a five-year return rate topping 20%. while some investors are making money renting land to farmers, others are making profits on a combination of rents and bonus payments from grain sales. still other investors operate the farms entirely. >> we will hire out a custom farmer to plant, fertilize and harvest. we take the crop then and we insure it. we might hedge it, sell forward. >> reporter: competition for farmland is hot and it's not easily purchased everywhere. while states like illinois and indiana let investors own farmland, iowa, kans, north dakota, and minnesota don't. that's prompting some investors to look for land in less traditional farming states like arkansas and louisiana. economists think farmland values and investor returns will continue to appreciate as long as grain prices remain high and interest rates remain low. diane eastabrook, nbr, chicago. >> susie: european
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
spend in south florida or other parts of the country is enormous. these the kinds of hard, complex issues we have to drill down on. >> rose: go ahead, jon. >> and it's culture, not politics. families that decide -- you know, death panels got a bad rap but i was on one once for my grandmother. i think we've all been on them at various times and you have to -- these are all organic kind of respected -- >> right. it's organic. >> rose: tom and amy i want to ask this question before we turn to foreign policy. we talk a lot about entrepreneurial spirit which you suggested earlier. we talk about innovation. david writes about that and everybody thinks about that. have we lost that? does that need to be somehow rekindled or is it there and moving along spectacularly well? >> well, you know, there are statistics that show that startups have slowed down. coughlin institute has done a study onthat and there has been a slowing. no one knows what the reasons are. one of the things that's had a negative effect was the change in bankruptcy laws. a lot of people did startups on their credit cards
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
to hear back on florida, obviously. but the message that was sent here was a couple of things. the president's message of this has been a tough four years, things are improving, give me a chance to keep trying to do and improve what we've been doing i think was listened to. i think the argument of the other side and that was just kind of an anti-message didn't resonate. degraphic changes and an enormously sophisticated well-run campaign by the president was a game changer as far as this campaign was concerned. they took politics in campaigning as an organization to a very different level. >> rose: many people are saying it was the best job of campaigning they've ever seen. what was it they understood in your judgment? >> i think they understood who it is and what motivates their voters. and what you needed to do over a sustainederiod of time not just in the last month or two. much of the structure of this campaign run by jim messina was set up beginning in' 11. so you had hundreds of people with dozens and dozens of offices opened quite a while ago and beginning to approach th
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
spend on medicare patients on south florida and in oregon or in other parts of the country is enormous. these are the kind of hard complex issues that we're going to have to drill down on. >> rose: go ahead, jon. >> it's culture, not politics. families that decide, death's got a bad rap. i was on one for my dpranld mother, i assume we've all been on them at various times. these are all organic kind of respect. >> it's perky. >> it's organic. >> rose: we talked about entrepreneurial spirit which you suggested earlier, we talked about innovation, dave writes about that and everything thinks about that. have we lost that. does that need tush somehow rekindled or is it there and moving along spectacularly well. >> well you know there are statistics that show that start ups have slowed down. coughing institute has done a study on that and there is, don't quite know exactly what all the reasons are. one of the thing that had the negative effect is the change in bankruptcy law. a lot of people did start ups on their credit cards. that limited some people's ability to do that. but traveling
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
. this was a stalking case involving a woman in florida who turns out to be a biographer of a general who turns out to be the cia director and the affair appears to be over and they're getting through all that but what they say is we don't see a chinese agent here, we don't see classified documents coming from the cia director to her. so they said before we went and told anybody whether it was congress or the whitehouse, we want to know what are we telling them. this story was still coming together and we, it didn't seem like the crime of the century to us. thoht we had a pretty good has not gull on it. >> i think there's always a benefit of doubt given to someone like general petraeus who has had an honorable career in the military for 37 years. we respect expad meyer people from the military, i'm from a military family. there are still a lot of questions out there. lots of journalists can ask and law enforcements is asking. when that statement is made and has been through all of the newspaper articles that the fbi has pretty much concluded there was no transfer of classified information from gene
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Nov 14, 2012 10:00pm PST
general john allen, won a statement of support today amid questions about his relationship with a florida woman. the military is now investigating allen's extensive contacts with jill kelley, a tampa socialite, between 2010 and this year. for now, allen's nomination to become nato's supreme commander in europe has been put on hold. but in australia today, u.s. defense secretary leon panetta cautioned against a rush to judgment. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at i.s.a.f. in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> sreenivasan: at the same time, there were signs the f.b.i. has widened the investigation that uncovered an affair between david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell, and led petraeus to resign as c.i.a. director. the "washington post" reported agents found classified files in a search of broadwell's north carolina home on monday night.
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Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
hampshire and florida. just one month into the primaries, romney's campaign was over. >> i entered this race because i love america. i feel i have to now stand aside for our party and for our country. >> narrator: romney had fallen short, unable to secure the presidential nomination. (crowd chanting): mitt! mitt! >> the mitt romney in 2008 was partly a politician and very much a business person and totally a novice to what it meant to be a national candidate. >> narrator: he had spent $45 million of his own money on the campaign. >> on the plane back to boston, following his announcement, he turned to me and he said, "eric, what are you going to do? we've got to figure out what our people are going to do. they're going to be moving on into other jobs." this was not a person who was thinking about running again for president. i think he felt he had his opportunity and the door had closed to him. >> it's a whole new political world for the president. >> narrator: november, 2010. >> an historic election for the republican party... >> narrator: the president's party suffered a significant midter
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